A few weeks ago my roommate told me she had a craving for Oatmeal Raisin cookies and wanted to know if I had a recipe for her. I realized I need to be in the kitchen, with ingredients in hand, for the recipe in my head to become real. When we crave certain foods it is often our bodies way of telling us we are in need of certain vitamins or minerals. Listening to our body is an important way of honouring ourselves, even when it requires cookies! So here you go Miss Alyssa, this recipe is for you!
For me, baking has always been about taking my favourite recipes and making them healthy by using wholesome ingredients. Without sacrificing any flavour, these cookies contain no butter, refined flour or sugar. I used a sprouted whole wheat flour however, you could substitute this (cup for cup) with any all-purpose flours, spelt, a gluten free flour blend or almond flour to yield similar results. Normally I stray from gluten but sometimes I consume it in small amounts to see how my body reacts, and for recipe testing purposes. Make sure you choose sprouted grains as they are predigested, meaning they are more easily absorbed by our bodies. Since these cookies only require one bowl, make sure your coconut oil is melted and then cooled slightly for an easier mix, and to prevent the egg from cooking in your batter.
My last tip for perfecting these cookies is not to over bake them. Keep an eye on the dough and pull them out anywhere between 8-11 minutes. I do not have a convection oven and took mine out at 10 minutes. They will still be soft and chewy when they cool!